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It's Not Just About the Test: A Teacher Talks About the Classroom

Monday, August 25, 2014

Jose Vilson wants the public to hear more from teachers. That's why he wrote a book.
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School Bus Drivers To Get Salary Boost

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The City Council voted to give bus companies companies $42 million — which makes some worried about setting a bad precedent.
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NYC's Special Ed Reform Moving Slowly

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Special needs kids are supposed to be integrated with the whole school population. It's federal law. But so far, the city is behind.
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A New High Tech Charter Gets an Early Start

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A new charter school is hoping to make the most of Downtown Brooklyn's position as a center of the city's technology sector.
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Mayor Rallies the Pre-K Troops

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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A thousand pre-k teachers attending a three-day crash course to prepare for school cheered Mayor de Blasio as he readied them for school.
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The Journey to Pre-K Starts with Festivals and Parades

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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At the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, there were dragon kites, dragon dancers — and George Zhuo, trying to get parents of 4-year-olds to sign up for pre-kindergarten.
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Five Things You Need to Know About NYC Scores on State Tests

Friday, August 15, 2014

The city showed more gains than other school districts in the state because it started training teachers and principals early on the Common Core standards, plus 4 other takeaways.
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State Tests Show NYC Made Bigger Gains in Reading than Average

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Year Two of Common Core-aligned state tests in New York did not see a big change in scores from last year. But New York City students saw gains -- see how your school scored. 

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Basic Training for Pre-K Teachers

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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 A group of aspiring teachers spent the summer in a new, accelerated course, and this fall they'll lead pre-k classrooms. Are they ready?

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Modeling Instruction: Where Students Invent Science Lessons

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Science teachers learned how to let students run their own experiments to better grasp scientific concepts. As one teacher said, physics happens all around us. It's just a matter of getting students to see it.

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Doctor Tackles Safety on NYC High School Sports Teams

Monday, August 11, 2014

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We talk with Dr. Dennis Cardone who has been named the first chief medical officer for New York City's high school sports teams. 

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Few Teachers Bite at Buyouts

Thursday, August 07, 2014

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Less than 10 percent of teachers and other staffers without permanent assignments opted for buyouts this fall, under a new agreement negotiated between the union and the city's Department of Education.

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Just How Hard Are Common Core Tests? See For Yourself

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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See for yourself.

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Did the Right Kids Go to Summer School? One NYC School Says Yes.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Instead of relying solely on test scores to determine which students needed summer school, education officials told school districts to let teachers and principals decide.

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De Blasio Cheers on National Pre-K Movement

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke of a nascent national movement for universal pre-kindergarten to a room of cheering supporters on Tuesday but revealed no details about the city's progress on its own, massive pre-k expansion.

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Tiny Furniture Makers in Demand as NYC Pre-K Orders Roll In

Monday, August 04, 2014

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Business in the niche market of little kids' school furniture is hot this summer. The orders from New York City are coming in fast and furious as administrators rush to prepare hundreds of new pre-k classrooms.  

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Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.
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Union Claims Weak Teachers Are Shown the Door

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With teacher tenure under scrutiny, the New York City teachers union claimed more teachers leave the system because of disciplinary action than previously reported, even if few teachers are actually fired.

 

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Teacher Tenure Fight Comes to New York City

Monday, July 28, 2014

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A group of New York City parents said they joined in a lawsuit over the state's tenure rules on Monday because they think their children are not getting what they deserve at school. 

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A Foreign Melody: Bel Kaufman Expounds on Pedagogical Concerns

Monday, July 28, 2014

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Bel Kaufman, who died on Friday at 103, became an unofficial spokeswoman for the urban teacher after her book Up the Down Staircase was published in 1965. Hear her humor and insight in this rare audio treat.

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